Spain advocates excluding food from trade wars

Published May 29, 2024

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Spanish Minister of Agriculture, Luis Planas, advocates for the exclusion of food and beverages in international trade disputes, citing that consumers suffer from higher prices in such situations. Amid concerns over potential trade conflicts, particularly regarding pork, between the European Union and China, Planas is in China to expand and establish new markets for Spanish agri-food exports, which totaled around 1.9 billion euros last year. The minister is also set to discuss new protocols to increase the export of additional products like sheep and goat meat, beef, poultry products, cherries, and fish species to China. This discussion will be conducted with Chinese officials, excluding the Minister of Agriculture due to an ongoing corruption investigation.
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The Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, Luis Planas, was in favor this Wednesday of international trade wars not involving food and beverages and maintained that "the global agri-food market, the fewer alterations it has, the better." "Food and beverages are one of the products that we should try to leave aside in trade conflicts. Sometimes, unfortunately, they enter into them. But citizens certainly do not benefit from that, who in the end what they do is buy more expensive products due to this situation," Planas stated in an interview with EFE in Shanghai, where this Wednesday he began a three-day visit to China. As a result of the cascade of anti-dumping investigations initiated by the European Union into various Chinese sectors, the official press of the Asian country recently warned that China could do the same with the European pork sector, something that would affect Spain as the main European exporter of pork to the Asian giant. "The purpose of my visit is to open ...
Source: PEefeagro
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